Mullinavat Footballers to the Fore

Brave Effort by Minors

​Mullinavat's minors dream ended at the semi final stage when they went down by 5 points to a very good Lisdowney side. The ability to get goals proved to be the main difference between the sides but Mullinavat minors can take heart from an excellent campaign where they recorded wins against Carrickshock, Shamrocks and Barrow Rangers. With the vast bulk of this team available next year, the future is bright for this squad of players. Well done to all the players and mentors on an excellent campaign. Onwards and upwards.Vegas Abú

Latest Advice re Attendance at Underage games

Please see below the latest update from the GAA's Covid Advisory Group. It relates to a Government requirement to ensure that all parents attending underage activity complete a Health Questionnaire in addition to that completed by their child. This applies with immediate effect in the 26 counties.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Covid Advisory Group – Updated advice on attendance at underage games 

26 August 2020 

The GAA’s Covid Advisory committee have issued updated guidance to all clubs in relation to attendance at underage games. This advice is based on updated guidelines issued on behalf of the Government by Sport Ireland: 

Clubs should note that:  

  • No more than 1 designated individual should attend a training session or game per child/family/group of children. 
  • The GAA Health Questionnaires MUST be completed by parents/guardians in advance of attendance. 
  • Overall numbers should be kept to a minimum and in line with the space available in the venue/facility. 

Senior Match to be streamed

​Mullinavat Senior hurlers 1st round game v Erin's Own will be streamed live. This will be of great interest to those who cannot get a ticket due to the restriction on numbers attending the game. 

Kilkenny GAA is delighted to announce our live streaming will commence this Friday at 7.30pm with the meeting of Emeralds and Tullogher Rosbercon in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior League in UPMC Nowlan Park.  An e-ticket will cost €6 for this single game, click here to purchase.  The following weekend we will showcase three games on the streaming network and a fourth game the meeting of Shamrocks Ballyhale and Tullaroan will be shown live on TG4 at 7.30pm on the Friday July 31st.

Pitches to reopen at last

​All GAA supporters will be relieved to hear that the GAA has given clubs the go ahead to reopen their grounds from 29th June. Before returning to training , all players and coaches must complete an e-learning module which will take about 20 minutes . It can be accessed at : https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd

Footballers qualify for league final

​Our senior football team qualified for the league final by defeating Dicksboro by 0-7 to 0-2. Their opponents will be Tullogher/Rosbercon, The draw was also made for the senior football championship. Our opponents will be football specialists Railyard.

Hurlers off to a good start

​Our senior hurlers were in action in Wexford today in the Leinster Senior League. Glynn Barntown provided the opposition and after a good competitive game Mullinavat came away with the points . The final score was Mullinavat 1-13, Glynn Barntown 2-6. Another Wexford side, St. Martins provide the opposition on Saturday next.

Referees Wanted

Kilkenny GAA is seeking new referees for the year ahead, if anyone is interested in volunteering for the role please contact Referees Administrator Pat Hayes on 087-2844349.   

Training for referees will take place on Mar 3 and 10 at 7.30pm at UPMC Nowlan Park.

AGM : 15th Jan. All welcome

It's that time of the year again, a time to reflect on the year just gone and a chance to look ahead and make plans for the future.

Mullinavat GAA Club AGM will be held on Friday Jan 17th 2020 at 8pm in the Club Dressing Rooms. All welcome. Any club officer nominations or motions are to be submitted to Club Secretary by Wednesday Jan 15th.

Great  win for Under 19's

​Mullinavat's under 19 hurlers showed great spirit and determination and a huge amount of skill to see off the challenge of Kilmacow in the quarter final yesterday. Mullinavat's victory was all the more meritorius as they were without a number of players due to injuries and other committments. In fact, they only had the bare minimum of 15 players and so didnt have the option of any replacements throughout the game. The match was played on a very  heavy pitch which made free flowing hurling an impossibility. Despite this both sides served up a thoroughly entertaining game.In the end the home side won by 2-19 to 2-10 and showed great composure to come from behind to run out convincing winners.

Mullinavat: Sean Fitzpatrick, Eoin Maher, Michael Walsh, Declan Duggan, Luke Byrne Doyle, Pádraig Dempsey, Ian Mansfield, Jake Morrissey, Robin Davis, Conor Walsh, Bill Dempsey, George O'Connor, Billy Delahunty, Mark McNamara, Michael Holden.

Footballers Fantastic Effort just comes up short

Leinster GAA Intermediate Football Final Mattock Rangers GAA 1-14 Mullinavat 0-11.
Congrats to the Louth men today, but all at our club couldn’t be more proud of the lads effort also. We were hugely competitive all through, and it took a great save by the Mattock Rangers keeper to spoil a grandstand finish.
#vegasabu . The club history currently being worked on may require an extra chapter.
Well done lads, as already stated we are all proud of each and everyone of you.🖤🤍👍

Under 21's just edged out in a thriller

​Mullinavat u 21 team went down fighting in this first round championship game played last Saturday in Mullinavat against St. Martin's. Trailing by 4 points after a tough first half, the Mullinavat lads really took the game to their opponents with a well worked goal from Luke Byrne Doyle straight after the restart. From there to the end the two sides went toe to toe with the home side having to come from behind to level the game right on the stroke of full time at 1-13 apiece. Extra time beckoned and once again we went point for point with St. Martin's just a point ahead at the end of the first period of extra time. Points from Oisin Knox and Pádraig Dempsey saw Mullinavat take the lead but a strong finish from St. Martins saw them just take the lead and they ran out winners by two points at the end of a fantastic game. Great credit is due to both teams who gave it their all.

Sliotars in their Eyes: 4 Days to go

Sliotars in their Eyes - Next Saturday 2/11/2019
Doors open at 7pm.

Don’t miss out on what promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment next Saturday November 2nd. Tickets are selling fast so ensure you get yours today at Centra Mullinavat .
Limited number of tickets remain available.

Minors brave effort ends in Kilmacow

Minor Roinn C Championship Semi Final:

Final Score Kilmacow 3-14 Mullinavat 2-12

Mullinavat minors went down fighting in this hard fought semifinal played in heavy conditions in Kilmacow on Sunday. After Conor Power scored a great goal early on, the floodgates opened in the skies with torrential rain, but  the Kilmacow lads kept going and drew level shortly before half time. 

The score at the break was Kilmacow 0-8 Mullinavat 1-5.

The second half was nip and tuck until Mullinavat struck for another goal from Conor Walsh extended their lead out by six points. The 'Vat  boys had struck for home, but the Kilmacow lads had other ideas and put their heads down to put together their own burst. This started with a free from the 21 which caught Mullinavat by surprise, and nestled in the corner of the net, taken smartly by Fergal Suffin. From there Kilmacow drove on and when a long range free was stopped on the line, Ted Doyle got the finishing touch to see the green flag raised. 

Mullinavat can take great heart from their performance this year with a very young squad, most of whom are under age again next year. 

Well done to all the players and mentors on a great year's work.

Minors and Seniors advance in championship

​It was a good weekend for Mullinavat seniors and minors as they both advanced to the next stage of the championship.

First up were the seniors who showed  great improvement from the drawn encounter with Graigue Ballycallan. Leading from the start they were 11 points up at the break having had the wind advantage. They had to withstand a second half rally from their opponents , but steadied the ship and were good value for their five point victory at the end. They now go forward to meet O'Loughlin Gaels in the quarter final on Saturday next. Throw in is at 1.00 pm in Danesfort.

On Sunday, the minors continued their progress as the easily accounted for The Emeralds in the quarter final . Leading from the start, they played lovely hurling up to the half time break. Despite losing their way somehat in the second half, they still had plenty in reserve to see off the opposition. They now meet neighbours Kilmacow in the semi final on Sunday the 13th in Kilmacow at 2 pm.

All square in Callan

SHC First Round
Mullinavat 0-13 Graigue Ballycallan 1-10
Difficult conditions, a difficult first half for Mullinavat, followed by a second half revival, were the main talking points from our drawn game with Graigue Ballycallan earlier.
Conditions in the opening half were extremely trying for both sides, with several pockets of water at the dressing room end of the ground.Graigue got a fortuitous goal as a result of a dropping long range free from distance early in the game. By the time Ger Malone got our first point after almost 20 minutes, we were already 1-2 to 0-0 behind.
At the interval Mullinavat were 1-06 to 0-3 behind, and looking in real bother.
The weather improved for the second half and similarly there was an uplift in Mullinavat’s performance. So much so that we outscored the Kilmanagh men 10 points to four in the new half. John Walsh from frees was our main source of white flags, but now the half back line got on top, and Ballycallan had to bring county man Billy Ryan back to shore up their defence. He had been a real forward threat in the opening half.
We looked like edging the contest in fact, but a free by the accurate Conor Murphy on 33 minutes, saved the day for Graigue Ballycallan.
The replay will now take place next Sunday in Callan at 11.30 am  with the winners out again versus O’Loughlin Gaels the following week.

Club History to be Updated

Mullinavat GAA club are planning on producing a full GAA club history in Autumn 2020, covering all GAA activities in the parish, from the origin of the club in 1884, to the present day.
This GAA history will feature all codes, hurling, gaelic football, camogie and handball. 
If people have old photographs, articles, programmes or such memorabilia, particularly items dating from the 1900 - 2000 period, we would love to hear from you.
35 years ago the club put together a history to mark the GAA Centenary year. A lot has happened since then, and this is where we appeal to everyone out there, who has any information or pictures of the past, news clips or stories, to help with the production of same.
At our latest club meeting a small initial committee was formed of John Joe Alyward, Tom Duggan and John Power. However if anyone out there has anything they wish to forward, all club committee members will be glad to assist, and all physical items provided will be returned to their owners once scanned.
Email contact can also be made to myself via :-
Pro.mullinavat.kilkenny@gaa.ie or johnpowerkk@gmail.com.
This is obviously a major publication for the club, and we look forward to the support of the Mullinavat GAA community and parish, in their assistance with 135 years plus of club history.

Hurling Action Resumes on Sat.

MVAT v Ballyhale Shamrocks 
Mullinavat recommence St. Canice's Credit Union Official Kilkenny GAA SHL action on Saturday next 31/08/2019 at 6.30pm with a mouth watering home fixture v local rivals, and current All Ireland Senior Club Champions Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club 
Since we rejoined the senior grade in 2015, this will be our fourth clash in league and championship with the neighbours. We are still awaiting a first victory in this period. We hope to see a huge local support on Saturday next to cheer on the lads.

Football final Replay set for the Park

​The replay of the senior football final has been fixed for Nowlan Park on Sunday next at 1.30 pm  Referee is Sean Cleere, and we hope to see plenty of support for the lads as they try to regain the senior football title. 

Seniors bid for 3 in a row

The Kilkenny County Senior Football Final is provisionally fixed for next Sunday 21/07/2019 at 4pm.
Nowlan Park is the expected venue, depending on how the pitch is following last weekends Bob Dylan & Neil Young concert.
It’s not ideal for supporters, not yet having a definite venue, but full details will be announced later in the week.
Mullinavat have only ever won three Senior Football titles, and the lads on Sunday, are striving for three in a row having won in the last two years.
The Mullinavat previous routes to success were :-

2007 First Title
QF Mullinavat 2-11 St Lachtains 2-6
SF Mullinavat 2-06 OLoughlins 1-06
FINAL Mullinavat 0-09 Glenmore 1-06
FINAL REPLAY Mullinavat 3-07 Glenmore 0-11

2017 Second Title
QF Mullinavat 1-11 Clara 1-11
QF Replay mullinavat 2-09 Clara 1-07
SF mullinavat 3-07 Kilmoganny 0-08
FINAL mullinavat 3-12 Railyard 2-5

2018 Third Title 
R1 mullinavat 5-14 Clara 3-07
QF mullinavat 3-14 Kilmoganny 1-05
SF mullinavat 3-13 O’Loughlins 1-03
Final mullinavat 5-11 Muckalee 2-09

Obviously in Kilkenny hurling is King, but the Mullinavat lads have pulled off some great Gaelic Football results in recent times, including during the current season.
The club would encourage as many supporters as possible to support the lads at 4pm next Sunday in their 3-in-a-row bid.

Seniors to play in curtain raiser in Nowlan Park

While our under 14's are in action in Cork for Féile 2019, our senior team will line out in Nowlan Park on Sunday next. They have qualified for the finalof the Leinster Senior League and the match will act as curtain raiser for the meeting of Kilkenny and Galway in the third round of the Leinster championship. Throw in is at 11.45 am so an early start for everyone on what promises to be a busy weekend for Mullinavat G.A.A club.

February Newsletter

​Here is the latest newsletter from th G.A.A.:

13786 GAA Newsletter Feb.pdf

Medal Presentation for Footballers and Under 19's

Mullinavat GAA Senior Football County Medals & U19 Medal Presentation.
Venue Rod Iron Bar
Date Saturday 2nd February,2019
Time 8.30pm

Players player of the year in hurling & football will also be announced on the night.
Finger food
All welcome, the more the merrier!

Bord na nÓg AGM

​ the Bord na nÓg AGM will be held tomorrow night Friday 11th January in the Club Rooms at 8.00pm. We hope to see a bg crowd and would like to extend a welcome to all parents. We would especially like to welcome new parents who may not have any knowledge of the workings of the juvenile section of the club.

New faces at the top table

​The A.G.M. of the club was held on Friday 1st December and there were a number of positions up for grabs. The meeting elected Michael Law as chairman and Tom Duggan as secretary for the coming year. For the Bord na nÓg club, Willie Kelly takes over as chairman while Elaine Kenneally is the new secretary. We wish them all well in their new roles.

New management team for senior hurlers

​The management team for the senior hurlers for 2019 has been finalised. Paddy Mullally will be manager and his selectors are Tony Duggan and Derek Dungan. Ciarán Boyle is the strengh and conditioning coach. We wish the new team every succeths in the coming year.

Draw for senior quarter finals

​The draw was made for the senior quater finals and it sees Mullinavat v Bennetsbridge

Shamrocks v Dicksboro

Clara v O'Loughlin Gaels

James Stephens v  Carrickshock/Erins Own

Championship Hurling:  Do or Die Time

​championship is upon us, after a long year in terms of the gap between games, to the rush towards fitting in the last couple of fixtures, we are finally here. After a mixed league campaign, with seven points we only managed 3rd place in the end. A place in the first round is our reward and a clash with Rower/Inistioge awaits us on Sunday. Thomastown is the venue and throw in is at 2.45.  There hasn't been much between the two sides in recent clashes and Sunday's game should be a keenly contested one. 

Seniors on a retrieving mission

5.00 KSHL Round 5 September 8th, 2018
Mullinavat v St Patrick’s Ballyraggett at Callan.

This Saturday it’s the final round of the St. Canice's Credit Union SH league v St Patrick’s, Ballyraggett,
Following our heavy loss last time out v Dicksboro GAA, a victory is now required to get us to either the league or shield final, and more importantly a direct spot in the Official Kilkenny GAA knock out championship quarter finals.
This contest brings back memories of the county intermediate final of 2014, when we regained our senior status with a hard earned 0-17 to 0-14 victory against the Ballyraggett men.
St Patrick’s regrouped and are now back in the senior grade themselves after their 2017 Intermediate win over Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club 1-19 to 2-10.

We expect a good battle with Ballyraggett on Saturday evening next at Callan (5pm). Once again the club would encourage as many supporters as possible to attend and support the lads.

Juniors advance to semi final

​Mullinavat Juniors advanced to the semi final of the championship with a good victory over Fenians in Mullinavat last night. Mullinavat led all the way  after Bill Dempsey scored a brilliant goal in the seventh minute. The full forward line of Bill Dempsey, Michael Murphy and Jack Walsh were proving a handful for the Johnstown defence and Mullinavat led by four points at the break. Despiter losing centtre back Brian Phelan to injury early in the second half, the home side kept up the pressure and in the end were conmfortable winners. They will now meet either Graigue Ballycallan or O'Loughlins in the semi final.

Mullinavat V Clara : St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL Round 3

St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL Round 3 
Sat 18th August, 2018 4.30pm at Inistioge.
Mullinavat v Clara Gaa Club Kilkenny

Mullinavat go into this Round 3 game with victories against James Stephens and Carrickshock already recorded.
Our opposition, Clara Gaa Club Kilkenny, have had losses to St Patrick’s and Dicksboro to date, and will surely be targeting a victory on Saturday evening next. 
There has been several major meetings between our two clubs in recent times.
Mullinavat recorded a win in the 2006 Intermediate Final on a score of Mullinavat 1-21 to Clara 2-11.

More recently in the 2015 County SHC semi-final a Mullinavat outfit, somewhat overawed by the occasion, were well beaten 1-23 to 0-24.

Clara went on to win that years county title by beating O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club, Kilkenny, Ireland .In the previous two years they had also appeared in county SHC finals. In 2013 they beat Carrickshock, and in 2014 they lost the final to Ballyhale Shamrocks. Several of these players are still involved with this Clara outfit.
The most recent meeting was on 9th July, 2016 where Mullinavat won by a point 0-18 to 1-14. It may well be equally close next Saturday evening. The club had very good support at Piltown GAA Club last weekend and would like as many followers as possible to turn up in Inistioge and support the lads.

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